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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863), Whig politician; Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord President of the Council; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
1820-1823
NPG 999

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
1833-1843
NPG 54

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Edmund Thomas Parris
1838
NPG 1383

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
circa 1846
NPG 343a

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
circa 1846
NPG 343b

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
1855
NPG 1125

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
1872
NPG 343c

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Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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